Removing folder off desktop

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  1. Fazza macrumors newbie

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    Hi, could anyone please tell me why I can't delete a folder off my desktop please? It won't even let me rename it or anything. I have emptied the folder of it's contents into Finder so the folder is empty but I can't get rid of it. It says I don't have permission? How can this be?

    Thanks
    Mark
     
  2. Fazza thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you read the whole article? It doesn't only address locked files.
     
  4. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    well if it says you don't have permission did you check info and see what permission settings where?
     
  5. Fazza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I read it all and tried the permissions thing earlier and it still won't delete.... I don't understand what is wrong?
     
  6. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

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    GGJ's post should be all you need to figure out how to delete the folder. If it's not helping, then maybe you should provide more information, like how the folder came to be on your desktop and what is it for?
     
  7. Fazza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do I see what the permission settings are?
     
  8. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Restart your computer?
     
  9. Fazza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No I can't get it to work off that.

    Basically I downloaded a few tv series' of Dexter and created a folder on my desktop to put them in. I have now moved them to movies in Finder but cannot get rid of the empty folder on the desktop....
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Right-click on the folder and "Get Info". Then look at "Sharing & Permissions" near the bottom of the window.
     
  11. Fazza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried that, it says I have custom access and read and write permissions. Still can't get rid of it.
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  13. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking this. Maybe try quitting/exiting out of your torrent app or whatever you used to download Dexter with. It might be keeping a hand on the folder as the download location.
     
  14. Fazza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Finally done it, my desktop was locked for some reason. I didn't realise you could do it, good way to learn Mac I suppose.

    Thanks everybody for your help.
     
  15. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Glad you got it sorted out.
     

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